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Parliament’s budget slashed by 6.8 million euros

The Greek Parliament’s expenditure will be slashed by 6.8 million euros next year, according to a draft budget that is due to be submitted to the House on Monday.

The savings come largely from employees’ salaries and to a lesser extent from a variety of operational costs.

In contrast, the layout on MPs salaries is due to increase by 1.6 million euros, although there will be reductions to some of the allowances they receive, such as office expenses.

There will also be an increase in Parliament’s travel budget to the tune of 750,000 euros, which is linked to the fact Greece will be holding the rotating European Union presidency in the first six months of next year.